While I read and see of those that are getting hammered with the snow and cold, I am lucky to live in the desert Southwest. Our temp climbed into the mid 80’s and I found myself sporting very white legs. More today of the same.
I even found an ant in my yard plying his trade.
may the sun find your back today……..en theos ††† jim
It was a very chilly start yesterday. Sixteen degrees, but the sun chased away the chill and by late afternoon the field was warmed by the sun.
Enjoy being in the light! ††† en theos ††† jim
We at last have some sunshine after a 2 full days of rain. The 3+ inches of moisture has been nice. The butterflies seemed as happy as us and the dogs to be out without getting wet. Well, the dogs really don’t really seem to care if they smell like wet dogs. They would & will go for a walk any time, place, or weather.
Learn from your dogs on your journey†††††††††††shalom en theos
cross, darkness, Easter, jourrney, landscape, life, sunshine
via Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #235.
The Death of Jesus
At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). Mark 15:33-34
Find your light on your journey†††nada te turbe†††enjoy the gift†††jim
While on my walk with Grace & Clovis, this young cowboy came strolling by. He was very at ease and comfortable in the leather. Serendipitously, a half hour later I saw him working with his horse in a field caddy-corner from my house. The two of them moved so fluid, loose reined, in slow controlled circles, backwards and side to side. All done without a spoken word between them. It was a glorious moment and filled me with envy for things I have missed in my life.
I have been reading “Where Rivers Change Direction” by Mark Spragg, a wondrous collection of essays of his younger life in the West. This quote from him in ” In Praise of Horses” came to me last night.
“I was a boy, and I believed deeply in the sightedness of horses. I believed that there was nothing that they did not witness. I believed that to have a horse between my legs, to extend my pulse and blood and energy too theirs, enhanced my vision. Made me a seer. I believed them to be the dappled, sorrel, roan, bay, and black pupils in the eyes of God.”
Enjoy the ride†††nada te turbe†††jim
Collecting gold for the honey jar. Okay, my timing is always off. I get hooked on insect photography at the start of winter. A beautiful day today. Was around 70 degrees for the morning walk. I found this little patch of flowers in a draw and the bees and insects were a working it. I told my wife that I could have laid there on my belly all day with them. I sense they were also feeling the change a coming. High tomorrow in the 40’s. Does any one know do bees like hibernate or do they just get like me and slow down and do research on how to collect better in the spring ? enjoy…nada te turbe…..jim
I so like the symbolism of threes. Little dandelion like blooms, shot with a Lensbaby and #4 close up, back-lite by the sun….enjoy…nada te turbe….jim
If you walk down the same path every day, it gets to be a challenge to find a different way to look at things, but it does come to you if you keep searching.enjoy….nada te turbe…..jim